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Barracuda From the author of The SlapFourteenyearold Daniel Kelly is special Despite his upbringing in workingclass Melbourne, he knows that his astonishing ability in the swimming pool has the potential to transform his life Everything Danny has ever done, every sacrifice his family has ever made, has been in pursuit of this dreambut what happens when the talent that makes you special fails you? When the goal that you’ve been pursuing for as long as you can remember ends in humiliation and loss? Twenty years later, Dan is in Scotland, terrified to tell his partner about his past, afraid that revealing what he has done will make him unlovable Haunted by shame, Dan relives the intervening years he spent in prison, where the optimism of his childhood was completely foreign

About the Author: Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of five novels: Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head On, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe,which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award He won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, long listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australi

10 thoughts on “Barracuda

  1. Carolyn Francis Carolyn Francis says:

    Reading Barracuda was a profoundly uncomfortable experience. Initially it is unclear whether Tsiolkas is celebrating or critiquing the culture of winner-takes-all, class warfare, emotional repression, power as currency, hate as fuel and survival of the fittest. The sex, real and imagined, is tawdry. The prose is often a steady, bra

  2. Richard Richard says:

    Barracuda by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas is a book I’ve been meaning to read for a very long time. I loved The Slap by the same author but have dragged my heals over this one.
    The Barracuda of the title is Daniel Kelly, a boy from an ordinary, working class background who, through his top swimming skills, wins a scholarship a

  3. AMEERA AMEERA says:

    I'm totally loved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️'

  4. Paul Paul says:

    Barracuda – Really?

    What can I sat about this book? Well it is the first time since I left school with my A level in English Literature that I have really had to force myself to finish a book. I am sure that the anal retentive literary critics will love this book, but the book buying public will not be impressed. This book forced me to read othe

  5. John Bartlett John Bartlett says:

    The thing about anything written by Tsiolkas is that it's difficult to rush to a quick and facile review.
    On the contrary I always need to think long and hard about what I have read. Of course I liked the writing very much and the overall story, exploring characters and issues of failure ring very true.
    Some sections I thought were quite brilliant, where Ts

  6. Tom Malden Tom Malden says:

    I read this book after Chris Gill listed it as inspiration for The Nowhere and can definitely see why. It's confronting to read but great nevertheless.

  7. Ria Ria says:

    ‘‘He was swimming and he was flying into his future.''

    ‘’Always answer back. Take control, always take control.’’
    Some of you really need to learn how to drag people. You need to be able to answer back. You don’t want to

  8. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

    3.5 Stars

    “I see a beautiful gigantic swimmer swimming naked through the eddies of the sea,
    His brown hair lies close and even to his head, he strikes out with courageous arms, he urges himself with his legs,
    I see his white

  9. Mish Mish says:

    In Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas tells a tragic story of a 14year old boy, Danny Kelly; his hopes and dreams of becoming a ‘golden boy, representing Australia in the Olympic games in the swimming competitions. Born into a working class family with Greek and Scottish parents, Danny earned a scholarship to a prestigious boys school for his strength in swimming. Danny was being bullied in his new school,

  10. Zarina Zarina says:

    Review posted on my blog:


    When I received Barracuda in the post and noticed the sticker on the front proudly advertising that is was written by the same author as The Slap my heart sank a little bit, as that is one of the

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